San Diego

Convicted Child Molester Arrested After Illegally Crossing U.S.-Mexico Border

Authorities have arrested a convicted child molester caught illegally crossing the U.S.-Mexico border. 

The incident happened at approximately 4 p.m. Tuesday when U.S. Border Patrol agents saw three men climb over the border fence  near Jacumba Hot Springs. 

When agents responded, they found three men hiding in thick brush. 

The men were subsequently arrested for illegally entering the country and were taken to a nearby border station for processing. 

One of the men arrested had previously been deported after he finished serving a six-year prison sentence for lewd and lascivious acts with a child under 14. 

The 43-year-old felon was taken to the Metropolitan Correctional Center in San Diego. He now faces federal charges for reentering the U.S. as a previously deported foreign national. 

To report suspicious activity to the U.S. Border Patrol, contact San Diego Sector at (619) 498-9900.

No other information was immediately available.

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